Sir Sydney's creation officially soaring high once more
Daniel Whiteway • Published 24 Jul 2012 16:00 0 Comments
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FINALLY UNVEILED: Captain John Foster and Stuart Leigh-Davies of the Sir Sydney Camm Commemorative Society flank Royal Borough mayor Councillor Colin Rayner at the unveiling of the Hawker Hurricane monument dedicated to the aviation legend.
A MONUMENT to a Windsor-born aviation legend has finally been officially unveiled.
A life-size replica of a Hawker Hurricane plane to mark the contribution to aviation of former Alma Road resident Sir Sydney Camm was officially unveiled at a ceremony in Alexandra Gardens, Windsor on Friday (20).
Jean Corper, Sir Sydney's niece, along with members of the Sir Sydney Camm Commemorative Society, former fighter pilots of 249 squadron who's colours the monument are modelled on and Royal Borough mayor Councillor Colin Rayner attended the ceremony.
Stuart Leigh-Davies of the commemorative society said: "A lot of people came down for an over due historic monument worthy of Camm's contribtuion to the aviation industry. The day was fantastic and we are absolutely delighted with the monument."
Sir Sydney designed more than 50 aircraft including the Hurricane and the Typhoon which were manufactured on the Slough Trading Estate in the 1940s with the latter making its first flight from Langley Airfield.